The Spires and Steeples Challenge is a great goal setter and also fun for groups and charities to take part in too!
Up your training game this year and make a date with this year’s Spires and Steeples Challenge. Taking place on Sunday 15 October, the Challenge is a 26 or 13 mile run or walk from Lincoln to Sleaford following the Spires and Steeples Arts & Heritage Trail, an off-road trail that winds through the Heart of Lincolnshire in aid of WheelPower which provides sports wheelchairs, training and support to disabled people. Participants are also welcome to raise funds for their own respective charities.
This year the Spires and Steeples Challenge will take place on Sunday 15 October!
“It’s a real test for runners and walkers over a full or half marathon distance!” says Events Manager Benjamin Rowe. “We have participants take part from all over the county not to mention the UK; the challenge embraces the district’s communities and is great to see everyone supporting each other along the way whether they know each other or not. That’s what makes the challenge what it is.”
Entries cost £18 per person for the 26 mile run/walk and £15 per person for the 13 mile run/walk. Participants must be 16 years and over to enter the 26 mile run, however anyone aged 14-15 years may enter the 26 mile walk or 13 mile walk / run but must be accompanied by an adult.
To enter online, visit www.runnersworld.co.uk/spiresandsteeples2017. Please note there will be a small admin charge. For telephone entries please call 01522 694353 and the events team will take your booking over the phone – this is a free service. Postal entries are now also available and can be found on the Spires and Steeples Challenge Facebook group or you can call the events team on 01522 694353 who will happily send you a copy.
Entries are steadily coming in from new and returning participants, but the challenge is also a great team building exercise or fundraiser for any community groups or charities wishing to raise funds for their desired projects. This year, organisers would like to offer a 10% discount to any group, business or charity entering the challenge – please note discount only applies to groups of 5 people or more and is available to telephone entries only.
For more information about the Challenge or to see how you can get involved as a volunteer, please contact the events manager, Benjamin Rowe on 01522 694353 or email Benjamin.Rowe@1life.co.uk.
For regular updates you can find the Challenge on Facebook by searching for The Spires and Steeples Challenge or by following them on Twitter @Spires_Steeples
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